Surgical Procedures

Facing a surgical procedure for your pet can be distressing, which is why we spend plenty of time with pet parents explaining the procedure itself, along with the risks involved, so that you can make an informed choice when it comes to your pet’s health.

We also have a team of experienced veterinarians who dedicate time in their schedules to perform all types of surgeries for dogs, cats, and exotic animals. Each surgeon receives assistance from a certified veterinary technician to ensure the safety and comfort of your pet. We stay by your pet's side throughout their surgery.

Advanced Comfort and Safety

All of our surgical procedures are monitored by the veterinarian and certified veterinary technician to ensure that your pet's surgery experience is a safe one. For the comfort and safety of our patients we utilize heated surgery tables and advanced sterilization techniques.

Our surgical team continuously monitors every patient's ECG, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation during anesthesia. Post-operatively, we pay special attention to pain management and have the capability to provide 24 hour continuous pain relief for your pet when needed.

Routine Spay and Neuter Procedures

Choosing to spay or neuter your pet can eliminate certain medical conditions and unwanted behaviors. Having your dog or cat spayed or neutered also reduces unwanted pregnancies that contribute to overpopulation in shelters and rescues.

This decision is entirely up to you, and we are happy to discuss the benefits, risks, and recommended timing for your pet.

Soft-Tissue Surgeries

Pets can develop growths including cysts, tumors, and skin tags. If your pet experiences discomfort or complications from an unwanted growth, removing it can restore their comfort and quality of life. We perform growth removals on a daily basis, and often recommend sending the removed tissue to a pathologist for evaluation. A histopathology report tells us if the growth is benign or malignant and if any additional treatment is recommended.

Orthopedic Surgeries

Cats and dogs can develop joint and bone issues, and some breeds are actually more likely to develop certain conditions.

Common orthopedic surgeries Include (but are not limited to):

  • Hip luxation
  • Bone fracture repair
  • Arthroscopy
  • Patellar luxation repair
  • Ligament and tendon reconstruction
  • Hip replacement
  • Cruciate ligament reapir

Post-Surgical Recovery

We monitor your pet very closely post-surgery to support and care for them as they recover. We provide pain relief both in the hospital and at discharge so that your pet stays comfortable while they heal. We will also arrange any necessary follow-up appointments to monitor healing, remove stitches, and update medications.

Contact Our Applewood Animal Hospital for an Appointment

If your pet has already received a diagnosis, or if you suspect an issue, please contact our Golden Veterinary Hospital to schedule an appointment. Our reputation speaks for itself, as we have patients who travel to receive care in our hospital from as far away as Wyoming along with our neighbors in West Denver, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Golden, and Arvada.

Our vets develop meaningful relationships with our clients and their pets, so that when medical issues arise, our clients feel confident in the care that we provide.